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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and screen. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the viewfinder and focus. There are mixed comments on the sensor and exposure.

usability, portability, image quality, screen, value for money

battery, focus, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony DSC-W330 Cyber-shot Review

 

The feel of the camera doesn't live up to its ability, macro mode was frustrating, not sure how the "Easy" setting adds any value to the camera.

Captures great photos, Nice wide 26mm wide angle lens, compatibility with SD/SDHC cards is finally here, iAuto mode will help you take great snapshots, large 3.0-inch LCD is easy to view, compact and easy to carry, Offers a great entry-level price ;...

The feel of the camera doesn't live up to its ability, macro mode was frustrating, not sure how the "Easy" setting adds any value to the camera ; Bottom Line ; If your a beginner to the digicam world, this is a good place to start, if you have a...

If your a beginner to the digicam world, this is a good place to start, if you have a budget, this probably fits. Either way, the W330 will help you capture good still pictures. Read our

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 (Black)

 

Dig just a little into the features of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 and you'll start to see all the corners cut to get the price down to less than $170. In comparison to Sony's $199.99 W350 , the W330 has no optical image stabilization; the movie mode...

Simple to operate; reliable auto shooting; 26mm-equivalent wide-angle lens; 3-inch LCD.

Skimpy feature set for the money; 14-megapixel resolution questionably useful.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 is an OK pocket camera, but a little more money will get you a lot more features.

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Cyber-shot DSC-W330

 

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 – skimpy feature set

 

Sony is one of the most famous manufacturers of digital cameras and camcorders. Now, the company has launched new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330, which costs around Sony is one of the most famous manufacturers of digital cameras and camcorders. Now, the...

Reliable auto-shooting; wide angle lens equivalent to 26mm; easy to operate; and 3 inches LCD display

14-megapixel resolution has questionable use; very less features for the price tag

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330 sacrifices a lot in order to keep the price low. We will recommend you to put in $30 bucks more and go for the W350, it has better quality.

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a remarkable camera beyond just being good

 

i have lots of cameras and its not easy to impress me. with this little guy i am truly amazed. the photos are smooth and pleasing, perfectly exposed and the automatic mode does just about what i would do if in manual mode. the small size fits perfectly...

this little camera shocked me with its results. it does everything right. i dont think people realize what a great camera they have here. i take thousands of pictures with many cameras. when i first tried this i couldn't believe it could be this good

it seems dumb not to have the camera charge via the usb cable but it works out ok .. you can have one battery on an external charger while using the other. you might not even need a spare battery since it will take a couple hundred pictures with one batt

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"a remarkable camera beyond just being good"

 

i have lots of cameras and its not easy to impress me. with this little guy i am truly amazed. the photos are smooth and pleasing, perfectly exposed and the automatic mode does just about what i would do if in manual mode. the small size fits perfectly...

this little camera shocked me with its results. it does everything right. i dont think people realize what a great camera they have here. i take thousands of pictures with many cameras. when i first tried this i couldn't believe it could be this good.

it seems dumb not to have the camera charge via the usb cable but it works out ok .. you can have one battery on an external charger while using the other. you might not even need a spare battery since it will take a couple hundred pictures with one batt

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TERRIBLE! DON'T BUY ONE

 

Don't get one, whatever they tell you. It takes crappy pictures. Most are blurry. You can't override the auto flash, it reads the photo as the wrong kind, so you get the wrong speed shot, on and on. Basically, it sucks!

Small camera and rechargeable battery

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"TERRIBLE! DON'T BUY ONE"

 

Don't get one, whatever they tell you. It takes crappy pictures. Most are blurry. You can't override the auto flash, it reads the photo as the wrong kind, so you get the wrong speed shot, on and on. Basically, it sucks!

Small camera and rechargeable battery

Everything else.

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Super compact. BIG 3.0 LCD screen! Superb lens!

 

I am a serious photographer and fell in love with this little wonder from the time I first picked it up! The lens is a name many of us long term photographer's are familiar with, the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar which has a wideangle equivalent to a 26mm in...

Super compact, fits in a smart phone case. Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery shoots over 4400 14.1 megapixel images per full charge and superb maximum aperture F2.8 sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar German lens! Max 32 GB SD card support! Well laid out contro

The charger: Would prefer a table top model that can run on AC or car battery. The wall wart ties up other outlet access and is clumsy to use

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Super compact. BIG 3.0 LCD screen! Superb lens!

 

I am a serious photographer and fell in love with this little wonder from the time I first picked it up! The lens is a name many of us long term photographer's are familiar with, the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar which has a wideangle equivalent to a 26mm in...

Super compact, fits in a smart phone case. Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery shoots over 4400 14.1 megapixel images per full charge and superb maximum aperture F2.8 sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar German lens! Max 32 GB SD card support! Well laid out contro

The charger: Would prefer a table top model that can run on AC or car battery. The wall wart ties up other outlet access and is clumsy to use

Product Specifications

The DSC-W330 captures photos with phenomenal clarity through its 28mm equivalent wide angle 4x zoom lens. Plus, everything is made simpler with a large, 3-inch screen and advanced features including easy mode, iAuto and SteadyShot image stabilization.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-BN1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO Duo / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick Duo / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4oz
Width:3.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:High sensitivity / Snow / Backlight portrait / Beach / Twilight mode / Soft snap / Back light / Twilight portrait / Portrait mode / Landscape/High sensitivity / Snow / Backlight portrait / Beach / Twilight mode / Soft snap / Back light / Twilight portrait / Portrait mode / Landscape / Gourmet/Landscape / Portrait mode / Twilight portrait / Back light / Soft snap / Twilight mode / Beach / Backlight portrait / Snow / High sensitivity / Gourmet

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:28MB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DSC-W330
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Cyber-shot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.7-5.7
Max Focal Length:18.8mm
Min Focal Length:4.7mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Red

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:Super HAD CCD
Sensor Resolution:14.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (Steady Shot)/Optical (Steady Shot) / Electronic (Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:2
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO 3200 / ISO auto/ISO auto / ISO 3200 / ISO 1600 / ISO 80 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 100
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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